Nadia is a Danish football player who plays for both Denmark and in the US professional soccer league. She is 33 years old and has represented Denmark 93 times, and was Denmark’s Person of the Year in 2017.
She also speaks nine languages and is one semester away from graduating as a reconstructive surgeon.
She was born in Afghanistan and her father was executed by the Taliban when she was 12. The previous year they stopped her going to school. Her family (mother and five daughters) fled to Denmark and she started playing football in the refugee camp.
An amazing story of an amazing woman. And her sisters are doing well also. One if the No 1 boxer in Denmark (and 3 in the world). Two others are also studying medicine and the fourth nursing. If they had stayed in Afghanistan they wouldn’t have been allowed to go to school under the Taliban.